In his 20th season as a member of the Miami Dolphins front office, General Manager Chris Grier has become the main target for frustrated fans. His perceived misses in recent drafts have many fans claiming he wasted hard-earned resources that would have led Miami to become a winning franchise in the National Football League.
Chris Grier’s tenure in Miami is also the same amount of time Miami has been a team in ruins. His rise from scout to General Manager over those 20 years is impressive. But relying on a man who only knows the ins and outs of a failed franchise to lead you anywhere else is concerning.
This trigger man oversees all personnel departments and has the final say in free agents, trades, and drafts. You can see why this incomplete team is his cross to bear. His lack of ability to bring in a proper running back a defense has to account for has led to a one-dimensional offense.
Along with his struggles at putting together a complete and balanced roster, his drafting has led to many criticisms. Drafting a 1st round corner that has not been active many games in 2021 over an all-world talent at running back in Johnathan Taylor is one of many head-scratchers come draft day.
Another cause for concern is Chris Crier is a quiet and behind-the-scenes type of leader. His ability to be direct and lead from the front has also come into question. He led the team in their pursuit of troubled quarterback Deshaun Watson, which had been anything but upfront, open, or direct.
If Miami is to keep their treasured personnel man, there needs to be drastic changes made to the approach this team takes from a management perspective. Improvements in drafting, free agent pick-ups, compiling a balanced roster, and leading from the front will all need to be improved to have a successful offseason and 2022 season. All of those start with Miami’s General Manager.